Published on February 15, 2023
Groundhog Day is happening again in Washington, where we last played this silly game in 2011. The US Government is currently on track to repeat that disastrous debt ceiling stalemate which cost the USA its AAA credit rating.
Published on January 18, 2023
Although Congress is divided and everyone (including the markets) anticipates gridlock for the next two years, late last year Congress passed the Secure 2.0 Act as a part of the overall budget bill.
Published on December 14, 2022
For the first time in over 2 decades Wall Street strategists are calling for a down year in the stock market in 2023. The last time strategists forecasted a negative market was 1999.
Published on November 22, 2022
Cabernet Sauvignon is a staple in the wine world and for good reason. They are fantastic stand-alone wines, but they also pair extremely well.
Published on October 26, 2022
Writing about politics in this era feels akin to walking into a lion’s den slathered in BBQ sauce. However dangerous it feels, as we head into a highly contentious November 8th its important you have some perspective about mid-term elections and the stock market.
Published on September 8, 2022
The Fed next meets September 20th – 21st to discuss hiking rates another 0.50% or 0.75%. The magnitude of the hike will depend on August inflation numbers and jobs reports.
Published on August 10, 2022
Wineries can be found in every state, even Alaska has four winemakers, and below you will find my favorite American grapes and the best regions to source those wines.
Published on July 19, 2022
Markets have struggled to find direction the last 30 days. After the dramatic sell-off in the first half of the year, since June 15th the market is moving mostly sideways ranging +/- 2%, looking for a direction to go.
Published on June 15, 2022
Champagne is great all the time. Celebrations? Check. Date night? Check. Casual night in? Check. Point is, there is no wrong occasion to enjoy a nice glass of Champagne! Possibly During these warm summer days while you are out on your patio dreaming of cooler fall weather, here are some pointers on what to look for on your Champagne label. Even if it’s in a different language you should review: Location, Vintage, Sweetness and what Stemware you use.
Published on May 18, 2022
After six straight weeks of losses in the equity markets, 2022 has been a volatile and difficult year for both equities and fixed income.